There are many analogies one could make about all that transpired to create Copper Bar. Long an iconic gathering place at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, it was important during a 2015 renovation that designers incorporate elements of Copper Bar's storied past while launching new traditions for the future. Notable design elements included restoration of the skylights connecting Copper Bar to light penetrating from the lobby level, reuse of the copper plate from the original bar to the new back bar and reuse of the marine rope as a new art-like wall feature. Solomon Eno's triptych, "Kauna'oa," was commissioned to continue the legacy of art work at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Copper Bar is a place to gather with friends and family to enjoy creative, casual cuisine based on abundance and sharing along with crafted cocktails, beers and wine. Of course, the centerpiece was and remains sweeping views of Kauna'oa Bay that have beckoned travelers for decades. Click on the "Reserve a Table" button below for dinner reservations.
No bathing suits
HOURS OF OPERATION
Daily: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Cocktails served until 11:00 PM
*Days and hours of operations may vary or change without notice.
Type of Dining: Eclectic, Shared-plates, Eurasian flavors
Location: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, below the Lobby on the South Side of the Promenade Level
Reservations: (808) 882-5707
Rio Miceli, sous chef
At Copper Bar, Chef Rio Miceli is responsible for planning and directing food preparations, while supervising kitchen staff.
Born and raised in Hawi, Hawai‘i, Miceli began his career as a line cook at Bamboo Restaurant. He honed his culinary skills in the San Francisco Bay Area before attending the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. In 2003, Miceli returned to Bamboo Restaurant as head chef shortly before opening Sushi Rock, where he served as chef and co-owner. Before joining Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, he had launched his own private catering company, Rio Chef Services.